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Website is not indexing meta descriptions

Postby thatgamesguy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 7:11 am

My site -http://www.hiddenbelow.com/forums is not fetching any meta-description data on any of the pages. (or keywords)


This is how google is fetching the home page
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Board index - Online Browser Games | Neopet Guides
-www.hiddenbelow.com/forums/
Skip to content. Board index · Activity page(); Play Games · Points · Forumshop ...



When I use this site to analyze the meta data, only the site title is coming up.
-http://www.exadium.com/tools/metadata/AnalyseMetaForm


Also, when I load a topic like this one. http://www.hiddenbelow.com/forums/general-talk/hidden-below-dance-competition-monthly-t28572.html#p237477
the site title metadata is the same as the home page. Is that how it works?
Last edited by thatgamesguy on Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:13 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: My site is not indexing meta descriptions

Postby HB » Thu Feb 27, 2014 3:18 pm

Your description meta tag is empty. See below:

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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="ltr" lang="en-gb" xml:lang="en-gb" xmlns:fb="http://ogp.me/ns/fb#">
<head>
<base href="http://www.hiddenbelow.com/forums/"/>

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
<meta http-equiv="content-style-type" content="text/css" />
<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="en-gb" />
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no" />
<meta name="resource-type" content="document" />
<meta name="distribution" content="global" />
<meta name="keywords" content="" />
<meta name="description" content="" />

Some webmasters set the meta description the same for all pages, others use the forum description, and others use an excerpt of the first post. [Toolkit] phpBB SEO Dynamic Meta Tags V 0.4.4 is one such mod, but there's others on phpBB, if you're interested.
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Re: My site is not indexing meta descriptions

Postby thatgamesguy » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:56 pm

Thanks for the help xD! I was able to install the meta toolkit and everything .. mostly works.

This is how the page is being fetched now.

meta tag length value
Title: 71 Gaming Research Community 100% legit - neopets + web games • Index page
Description: 147 Gaming Research Community 100% legit - neopets + web games : Discover the research forum | Play free addicting games | get answers to questions ...
Keywords: 117 games, neopets, research, forum, gaming, web, community, legit, browser, online, popular, guides, review, and, cheats
Robots: 12 index,follow


Notice the description meta tag includes the site title first. I also noticed the site title and description meta data didn't update from the ACP panel. The title and description are not being updated from the extended config menu.

overall header
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<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" dir="{S_CONTENT_DIRECTION}" lang="{S_USER_LANG}" xml:lang="{S_USER_LANG}" xmlns:fb="http://ogp.me/ns/fb#">
<head>
{SEO_BASE_HREF}

<meta http-equiv="content-type" content="text/html; charset={S_CONTENT_ENCODING}" />
<meta http-equiv="content-style-type" content="text/css" />
<meta http-equiv="content-language" content="{S_USER_LANG}" />
<meta http-equiv="imagetoolbar" content="no" />
{META_TAG}
{META}
<!-- BEGIN gym_rsslinks -->
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="{gym_rsslinks.TITLE}" href="{gym_rsslinks.URL}" />
<!-- END gym_rsslinks -->
<title>{SITENAME} &bull; <!-- IF S_IN_MCP -->{L_MCP} &bull; <!-- ELSEIF S_IN_UCP -->{L_UCP} &bull; <!-- ENDIF -->{PAGE_TITLE}</title>
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Re: Website is not indexing meta descriptions

Postby thatgamesguy » Sat Mar 01, 2014 6:55 am

Still no luck, any ideas? :mrgreen:
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